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SEMI-WEEKLY VOLUME XXIII. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, JULY 6,1921. NUMBER 48. - -— - - | --- LITTLE RIVER CIRCUIT COURT OPENED MONDAY Grand Jnry Organized With M. M. Draper as Foreman; Petit Jnry • Empaneled Tuesday. The circuit court is now in session In Ashdown, having opened Monday afternoon with the organization of the grand jury. M. M. Draper was select ed as the foreman. The jury did not begin its work until Tuesday. The petit jury was organized Tuesday morning after which the court went to work on the civil docket. Grand Jury Instructions. In his instructions to the grand jury Monday, Judge Jas. S. Steel, covered the usual ground in the exhaustive way in which "lie is so capable. He gave special instructions, or laid spec ial emphasis on three points. He call ed attention to Sabbath dessecration with reference to Sunday selling, and Instructed the jury to investigate all reported violations and indict. He al so laid special stress on robbery. The other point which he emphasized was the violation of the state law against speeding of automobiles. With the crowding traffic of today this popular past time becomes increasingly dan gerous. Dockets are Heavy. Both in the civil and the criminal dockets are heavy. There are a num ber of criminal cases waiting be sides any such cases that might be de veloped by the grand Jury investiga tion. One of the leading law cases of the week will be a damage suit transferred from Hugo. It is Davis vs. the American Express Co. The company is being sued by the estate of Davis, who was alleged to have been killed by an express agent by the acci dental discharge of a pistol in the of fice at Hugo. Both were employees of the company. The damages sought are $30,000. -0 Farm Bureau Will Get Busy. At a meeting of the Farm Bureau Friday at which meeting Harry Kapp, was present, it was decided to employ a field man for Little River county to solicit members for the bureau and to obtain contracts for the marketing plan for this year’s cotton crop. -o Dollar Day Last Saturday Was a Big Sussess The Dollar Day( or co-operative sal es day, held In this city Saturday by the various business flrmc was a de cided success. There was a constant stream of shoppers all day taking ad vantage of the many bargains offered in the staple and useful merchandise. Many were here from other sections not ordinarily seen in the regular Sat urday crowds. This shopping event not only stimulated business for the merchants, but from the shoppers’ standpoint made many a dollar go much further. The result was general satisfaction. Will Begin Drilling at Pine Prairie Early This Week Drilling will start at the Pine Prairie well early this week, possibly today, it is announced. They had hop ed to spud in Monday, but it was found that some further adjustments had to be made on the pump in order to get the water lines to working. It will be made known about town when everything is in readiness. Resume Soon at Arden. It is also announced that the opera tions at the Grote well at Arden will be resumed now In a short time. A car load of casing has recently arrived and is on the ground. Expect Peytonville Rig. The rig for the Hale well is expected any day now. Driller Dock O’Neal and his helpers loaded it out last week. Prof. D. P. Holmes, of Arkadelphia, formerly a resident of Ashdown, was here Tuesday. Charley Brown, who is in the army, vislred his parents, Mr. and Mrs. .1. R. Brov.n, last week. -0 EMPLOYMENT FOR CHILDREN Must Have Certificates When Em ploying Children. Little Rock, June 28.—(Special)— “Employers are urged to comply with the law governing employment of children in this state,” says Commis sioner of Labor T. A. Wilson, “not only because the law should be obey ed, but further for their own protec tion and the protection of the child. The federal taxing law on child labor and the state law are identical in re gulatory provisions—the state statute a penal measure and the federal law a taxing measure. The federal law places a tax on the earnings of all manufacturing plants and workshops where children are employed in viola tion of the provisions of the law. The Bureau of Labor, State Capitol, Little Rock, will give detailed information to employers relative to the child labor, and in fact, any law relative to labor, upon request; and will furnish em ployment certificates for children up on request; provided, the child is over 14 years of age, and it is unlawful for any child under 14 to be employed at any time." -0 IT PATS TO ADTERTISE Highway Commissioner Says He Got Plenty of Inquiries. Little Rock, June 28.—(Special) — H. R. Wilson, State Highway Commis sioner, is thoroughly convinced that it pays to advertise. A few weeks ago, the commission suggested that it would be a good plan to advertise in some of the technical journals for a highway engineer. He did so, and now he has on file in his office appli cations from nearly 300 .each of whom recommend themself most highly for the position. It is probable that Mr. Wilson will make a recommendation for the position at the next meeting of the commission. “Lillie De Kol Pieterje 2nd” Senior and Grand Champion Holstoln-Frleslnn of which the above is a reproduction from a recent photograph, is one of the most attractive specimens of this favorite breed. For a trustworthy, reliable cow of real and lasting ability, from a breed that holds the world’s highest milk record, and a record for all-round service that is unequaled, we recommend the Holstein to the farmers of this community, and stand ready and willing to render all necessary financial assistance in our power in aiding them to secure a representative showing of this breed. ■ J ARKANSAS STATE BANK NO RED TAPE-WE DO OR WE DON’T A. E. WATERS, President J. L. MARTIN, Cashier * CALVIN SUTTON, Assistant Cashier WILL GIVE SCHOOL CHILD REN AN OPPORTUNITY Arkansas Advancement Association Will Give Every Child an Oppor (unity for on Education. Little Rock, July 5.—(Special(—The school children of Arkansas will be given an opportunity, through a pamp hlet to be issued by the Arkansas Ad vancement Association, to inform them selves of- .tacts.- concerning Arkansas, where: the name originated and what it means. The grown-ups are expect ed to learn from the children, so that every Arkansan will be supplied with the answer when asked by outsiders why it is spelt Arkansas and pronoun ced, Arkansaw. Preparing its cam paign by which facts concerning Ark ansas will be placed before residents of every part of the United States, the Arkansas Advancement Association appeals to the State History Commis sion and the Commissioner of Mines, Manufactures and Agriculture for data. Secretary Herndon of the Arkansas History Commission gives information that is known to but few people in the state. Secretary Herndon says that Arkansas is from the Sioux Indian lan guage and means “down-stream peo ple.” The Sioux tribes was the parent of the Quapaw people of Indiana. The Quapaw split up and one portion went down the Mississippi river to Arkan sas, thereby getting the name of the “down stream people.” The Sioux word is U-gaky-pa and in an effort to spell it as pronounced the early ex plorers wrote it in varous ways. Mar quette called it “Akansea”; LaSalle wrote it Acoesa; Penleant gave it the present spelling. General Z. M. Pike wrote it “Arkansaw.” All of these men heard it pronounced by the In dians and endeavored to write it potentially. The document granting Arkansas a charter as a Territory has the name written Arkansaw. It is supposed that the final “s” came in an effort to form the plural, resulting in the “w” being dropped. The commissioner of Immigration of the cilice of Commissioner of Mines, Manufactures and Agriculture, John C. Small, has supplied the Arkansas Advancement Association with much valuable data concerning the resources of the state. Commissioner Small states that Arkansas has the largest acreage of strawberries of any state can claim the world’s largest peach orchard and the greatest number of native varieties of apples. He also shows that Arkansas surpasses Colo rado in the production of the Rocky Ford cantaloupes in quality as well as quantity. In 1920 Arkansas produced crops greater in value per acre than Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Teas and Oklahoma, and was excelled only by some of the East ern states where intensive truck grow ing and specialized farming brought the yield per acre to higher figures. Considering the low price of land the net profit per acre in Arkansas ex ceeded that of the Eastern states. The Arkansas Advancement Asso ciation is now organized in about 30 counties of the state and the prelimin ary plans are being laid for an in tensive campaign which will include in some form every publication in the United States. Buttons to be worn by Arkansans with the inscription, 'I Am Proud of Arkansas,” upon them, have been ordered and will probably be ready for distribution in a few weeks. With every button will go a leaflet showing resources of Arkansas and the county from which the person comes so that questions attracted by the button may be intelligently answ ered. -o EMPLOYMENT SURVEY Preparing To Make Survey of Labor iu This State. Little Rock, June 28.—(Special) — The Federal State Employment Ser vice is preparing questionaires to be sent to manufacturers of the state to secure data for the fifth bulletin of the employment survey of he state, cover ing information as to the number of people employed and amount of pay rolls for the period from May 15 to July 15 inclusive. This feature of the work of the department has met the approval of firms and individuals in the employment situation, and the de mand for the bulletin has grown, special requests being received from bankers and business men In other states, as well in our own state. Kolb is Selected for the Magnolia Aggie School Little Rock, July 4.—That R. H. Kolb of Dierks probably will be appointed this week as superintendent of the Magnolia Agricultural School was stated last night by members of the school's board of trustees. Mr. Kolb has been agreed upon by all members of the board and has accepted the ap pointment, it was said, contingent up on a few minor details in the contract which will be worked out during the week. The appointment probably will be made Wednesday. Mr. Kolb has been prominent in edu cational affairs in southwest Arkansas for 26 years. He was superintendent of school of Nashville for 18 years, be fore which time he held similar posi tions in Sevier and Little River coun ties. He is president of the Dierks National bank, but devotes most of his time to the active management of his 300-acre farm in Howard and Sevier counties. Mr. Kolb, members of the board said, is the first man to whom the superintendency’ has been offered dir ectly. The matter has been discussed with others in this and other states, however, and President Cantwell of Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechani cal College was at one time considered for the position. The summer short course will be gin July 28 under the auspicies of the University Extension Division. -o LEWIS - FAULKNER Pretty Wedding Occurred in Till* City Sunday Morning. All interesting wedding which took place at 6 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Joyner was that of Miss Willie Ola Lewis, the j youngest daughter of Mr. C. J. Lewis of Richmond to Clint C. Faulkner of New Orleans, a former Ashdown boy. Ie was a sunrise wedding, and the altar which was arranged in the living room, was decorated in flowers and ferns. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large gathering of relatives, by the Rev. Z. D. Lindsay. The bride wore her traveling cos tume of Navy Pariet twill with hat and accessories to match, and a corsage boquet of bride roses and sweet peas. The bride is a former resident of Richmond and has taught in the school there. The groom is connected with the Major Stave ompany of New Or leans. Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner left immed iatly after the wedding for New Or leans, where they will be at home at 2248 Plum Street. -o TURNER-NEWSOME Prominent People Wed in De Queen ' Sunday Afternoon. DeQueen, July 3.— (Special)—Miss Mattie Bell Turner and Mr. Horace Newsome were united in marriage at the Baptist parsonage Sunday, July 8, at 2:30 p. m., Rev. Cassey officiating The bride will be remembered as the daughter of Mrs. Allie Bowman, who formerly lived in Little River county. The groom is a sterling young man and holds a prominent position with the T. O. and E. Railroad Company. Their many friends extend them their best wishes. They will make their home in DeQueen. First Car of Peaches Bring $2.00 Per Bushel at Car Nashville. July 2.—The peach crop of this section has already begun to move, but the first car of the season having been shipped yesterday. Pick ing was started Thursday and the first car was almost loaded that day. These peaches came from the smal ler orchards of this immediate section, and were sold at the tracks in this city, bringing the growers $2 per bushel at the cars. A majority of the small orchardists have sold their en tire crop at this price. This is an exceptionally good price when it is taken into consideration that the en tire crop is sold at this price, and that the later peaches will not fall off to almost nothing. There has been no shipments from the Bert Johnson orchards as yet. Mr Johnson stating that he does not in tend starting shipments until July It It is not thought the shipments will be very heavy before July 15. Cantaloupes will begin moving from this city within a few days ow, and the harvesting and marketing of the two crops will keep large forces of men at work, both at the local Back ing shed and on the farms. UNITED STATES AND THE TEUTONS ARE AT PEACE President Signs Resolutions Declar lug the War at an End; First Slep in Program. Raritan. N. J., July 2.—The resolu tion of Congress declaring the war with Germany and Austria at an end was signed at 3:10 this afternoon by President Harding. So that there might he no unneces sary delay in communication of the long postponed state of peace, the resolution was brought here by spe cial messenger from Washington, where it was given final congressional approval yesterday. The messenger left for the capital again tonight to (complete the formalities by depositing the document in the archives of the State Department. There was little of the dramatic in the ceremony of giving presidential approval to the measure. Returning here from a luncheon and golf game at the Somerville Hill Country Club, the president found the White House messenger, E. W. Smithers, waiting for him on the veranda of the Fre linghuysen house. Mr. Harding immediately put on his nose glasses, and sitting in a porch swing examined the official copy of the resolution minutely. The signing took place ot a small mahogany table in the adjacent living room in the center of a distinguished group which included the president, his host and hostess, Speaker Gillett of the House of Represntatives; Senator Kellogg of Minnesota, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Senator Hale of Maine, and other members of the week end party. -o 60 PER CENT REDUCTION Only 60,060 Acres of Cotton Planted in Phillips County. Helena, June 30.—At a meeting of the Agricultural Committee of the Chamber of Commerce today reports made by township chairman, who have investigated the situation for 30 days, showed that of the 150,000 acres of tillable land in the county only 60, 000 acres have been planted to cotton this year, a reduction of 60 per cent of the total acreage, or a reduction of 40 per cent. The remainder of the land either is planted to feed and food crops or left fallow. A movement was also set on foot to enlarge the Strawberry Associa tion Committee to include a county producers’ association, with the view i to secure the planting of more pro duce for the local and other markets. It was said that spring chickens sold here recently at prices varying from 65 cents to 85 cents. One negro woman sold a dozen chickens for $7, or 60 cents apiece. The committee thinks organization of an association will serve to stabilize the price of pro duce, guaranteeing to the farmer a fair profit and to the consumer a rea j sonable return for money spent. Sheriff Pierce Captures Bie Moonshine Still Sheriff Bob Pierce raided a big moonshine still near the forks of Red and Little River Sunday night. He had information that a still was being operated in that section and with dif ficulty located it. None of the opera tors were found, but plenty of mask was on hand. He destroped the still and brought the worm away. The operators reached the still by motor boat and plied their trade on the river. The sheriff and his party had to reach the place by wading through a marsh. He reported that the still was one ot the most complete that he had ever seen. It was a 55 gallon capacity and had a steam cooker attached. It was reported to him that the same opera tors had a similar still on the other side of the river in Miller county, which was to have been raided by the 'Miller Sheriff, who might have cap tured the operators. -o TO AID COTTOX GROWERS Southern «‘nntors Seeking Method to Extend Credits to Banks, Washington, June 23.—Methods of affording relief to the cotton grow ers of the South were considered at a meeting today of senators from the Southern states with Secretaries Wal lace and Hoover. The situation confronting the cot ton growers was canvassed from all angles and it was agreed that some means of relief must be attempted Im mediately. The two cabinet members agreed to the suggestion by the South ern senators that means be found to enable banks to make an extension on the cotton paper now held and alsoi to place additional credit at the hands of the growers. General opinion was favorable to consideration of the plight of the cotton growers immedia tely the situation facing the cattle growers of the West having been allev iaated. It was not believed that addi tional legislation would be necessary and it was thought that action by Con gress should be avoided in the interest of speed. Another conference will be called soon to work out definite plans to af, ford the necessary relief. ___ i, Fourth Was Celebrated Both Safe and Sane Here It was a safe and sane Fourth In. Ashdown. There was no general cele bration here, but those who did not spend the day quietly in town, or in motoring to various places to spend the day. Some went to Mineral Springs, some to Horatio, and some to Ogden. There were picnics and fish frys on the river. Quite a number ot the local people attended the barbecue and picnic at Ogden. All reported a great, dinner and a good time, and spoke highly of the manner in which the Ogden people handled the affair. There was a ball game there in the afternoon between Richmond and Og den, Richmond winning the game. Very Good Reasons When inviting you to transact your business through our Bank, there should be some reasons why. There are plenty of them. Our financial standing is beyond question. Our officers are obliging and courteous. Our directors actually direct. Our stockholders are leaders in the community. Our funds are kept in our fire-proof vault, burglar-proof safe and are fully insured. Our banking facilities are modern. Our loans are conservative, our resources adequate. We are proud of our bank and its satisfied customers. Are you one of tljem? If not, we cordially invite you to open an account today.